Ready, set, barbeque: Dutch summer is back for a limited time only

After weeks of unstable weather, we’re all looking with longing at the few sunrays that now and then sneak out from behind the clouds — and finally it looks like they’ll make a full appearance!

Yup, it’s time to get out the barbeque set and the beach towel, because summer is returning to the Netherlands! From Wednesday, the weather will be warm and dry, reports the NOS.

A high pressure area starts kicking in this evening

Although today will begin with rain and a chance of thunderstorms, the weather is expected to change during the day. The sky will clear up from the southwest of the country as a high-pressure area takes its place over Europe.

The high-pressure area calms down the atmosphere and causes temperatures to rise — essentially giving Mother Nature a chill pill and a warm hug.

From Wednesday onwards, we’ll really see the effects of this as it’ll be dry almost throughout the country (yes, it’s possible!). In the west, it’ll be 21-23 degrees while those living in the South and the East can enjoy up to 25 degrees.

Two day summer

Thursday and Friday will see the real summer set in across the Netherlands. Though there’ll be some clouds on Thursday, it’ll be 25-27 degrees. The highest temperatures will once again be found in the southeast of the country, while the coastal regions are expected to stay slightly cooler.

Friday, you can finally bust the sun lotion back out. It won’t be as warm as Thursday but a comfortable 22-25 degrees and lots of sun — whoop whoop!

Blink and you’ll miss it! Alright, it’s not that bad but it does seem like the nice weather unfortunately isn’t here to stay.

Saturday and Sunday the temperatures will drop down to the low 20s and there’s a chance of occasional showers. After the weekend, a low-pressure area will take the place of the high-pressure one — meaning summer could be over by next week.

How will you be spending the upcoming sunny days? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image: FamVeldman/Depositphotos

Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰
Christine Stein Hededam 🇩🇰
A Dane with a special place in her heart for Minnesota, Christine is now falling in love with everything Dutch. Between finishing her bachelor’s degree, learning Dutch, and doing yoga teacher training, you will find her wandering about the Hague. Always up for visiting new places, she loves to explore the Netherlands with friends and takes pride in scoping out cute cafés (wherein to discuss books, big plans, and food).


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